Tanzanian Senecio

Senecio amaniensis

Clusters of fleshy, green leaves scoop upwards on a densely branching mound. Deep magenta marginal venation is more prevalent at leaf tips. A wonderful drought tolerant choice for containers and sunny rock gardens. Color will be less intense in shadier locations.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, needs occasional water - more in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturityGrows to 20 in. tall, 16 in. wide; flower stalks taller.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitMounding
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs occasional water - more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Aloe (Aloe)

Provide a well-drained soil in full sun. Needs supplemental water in hot, dry summers, but requires less water once established, and during cool seasons. Take care not to overwater. In hot summer regions, provide some shelter from intense afternoon sun.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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